Safety Is Not Just a Big Company Issue

  The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) established safety standards for businesses that apply to all size companies. Under the regulation an employer is defined as “a person engaged in a business affecting commerce who has employees.” That is a pretty broad definition. The law also requires employers to comply with “the …

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OSHA: "A New Sheriff In Town"

In a speech to the American Bar Association in March 2010, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occuaptional Safety and Health, David Michaels said “I know that by now you’ve all heard Secretary Solis describe DOL under this Administration as the “new sheriff in town.” This is not an abstract wish; it is a stern description …

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Did You Know That OSHA Repairs The Holes in SOX?

There is an old saying that “You learn something new everyday.” (For those of you with memory problems that statement is “You learn something knew everyday”, LOL) Well today I did. I got One Minute Memo from the Seyfarth Shaw law firm entitled OSHA Steps Up Enforcement of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Claims. My first reaction to that …

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Business Under Assault: Increased Regulations and Enforcement Proposed

If you are a business owner, business manager and especially a Human Resources Manager you should feel like you have a target plastered on you because you do. It is an unfortunate circumstance of our government today they are compelled to pass more legislation and enact more regulation. Unfortunately this ends up making for more …

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OSHA Gears Up! Jobs, Enforcement and Guidance

In a press release from April 28th, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said “…through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to improve America’s infrastructure and put Americans to work, the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will receive economic recovery funds it will direct toward enhanced and targeted enforcement; technical assistance, guidance, training and …

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